New Hampshire Veterans Briefs
Rail discount for veterans, active duty on the 11th of the month
The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) has announced that U.S. military veterans and active duty U.S. military personnel will be able to travel between any two stations on the Amtrak Downeaster route (Brunswick, Maine to Boston, Mass.) for just $11 per person each way on the 11th day of every month. The promotion will kick off on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, and continue indefinitely.
Veteran Film Fest to be held in Tilton
BROOKLINE — Vetflix and the New Hampshire Veterans Home invite the public to celebrate those who defended our freedom by attending a film festival Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Home in Tilton. Films will be shown in the Home's Town Hall with parking available in the back of the facility.
Two shows will be held featuring filmed interviews with vets who share their first-hand experience of service and going to war. At 3:30 p.m., veterans of World War II and the Korean War recount their tales in "Honoring Our Oldest," providing attendees with insight into those wars and the personal impact they had. At 6:30 p.m., active duty members of the Navy Mobile Construction Battalions share what life is like serving in today's, post-9/11 military in "SeabeeTV: Meet Today's Active Duty Seabees."
These hour-long films give a unique glimpse into the human side of war, honoring the many through the stories of a few.
For more information, contact Dan Marcek of Vetflix at 801-6943 or Len Stuart of the NH Veterans Home at 527-4898.
Raymond VFW Post 4479
On Saturday, Nov. 9, Nashville recording artist Nicole Knox Murphy will appear from 8 p.m. to midnight.
There will be a VFW meeting on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. On Monday, Nov. 11, there is a free veterans luncheon at 1 p.m. And as always, our King of Diamond Game is Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Post is at 39 Main St. Call 895-3661 for more information
American Legion Post 79
There will be a flag burning ceremony on Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m. A turkey shoot will follow.
Entries needed for Christmas parade
The 62nd annual Concord Veterans Christmas Parade is looking for entries to march in the annual event Saturday, Nov. 23, at 9:30 a.m.
The parade takes place on the Concord Heights starting from the Department of Transportation, Hazen Drive marching to Loudon Road and ending at the Steeplegate Mall.
The theme for this year's parade is Santa's Magical Bag. What could be in Santa's bag? Peace, a new pet, toys, food, etc. Anyone entering a float is asked to use this theme for their entry.
Bands to date include Concord, Bow, Merrimack Valley, Belmont, Hillsboro Deering, and Woodsville High School. The committee is looking for additional bands to march.
The first division in the parade is dedicated to honoring our veterans. This is the second year in which the first division is dedicated to all veterans or military units. The parade committee is looking for VFW Posts, American Legion, Disabled American Vets, Auxiliares, Marine Corps League, to march, or enter color guards, vehicles, or floats in the parade.
There will be animal entries, emergency response vehicles, antique cars, dignitaries, clowns, along with Santa Claus in the parade.
Contact Chairman Dick Patten at 496-2917 or Co-Chairman James Cusano at 225-8308 for parade information.